Modeled in Solidworks, rendered in Maxwell Render.
The final prototype of my Concept Bike wheel which I will present to my peers and lecturers on Friday the 25th of January. I will post explaining its function later but this image is to primarily show the prototyping and my abilities. The rim was sourced from ebay as a standard 16″x1.75 steel bike wheel, the 2mm sheet steel bracket shapes have been fabricated by gas welding together 3 shapes, and the brackets are welded to the rim using MIG welding. The weld beads were then filled with P38 body filler and sanded, primed and sprayed with white refridgerator enamel based aerosol. The central Blue fan shape is a blue foam composite which has been laser cut and shaped by hand, then coated with emulsion, filler primer, and aerosol.
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This is the story of the prototype manufacture so far!
i recently found a website where you can design and test your own bike shape and style for FREE! for all you cycling enthusiasts out there, it might be a bit of fun to have a look. For me, currently working on a Brompton cycles based project, it was helpful and interesting to see how what shapes can be created, and how they effect the riding experience and productivity!
Heres my fixed gear 26″ Brompton inspired road bike:
I think it looks quite attractive as an old style, British engineered Brompton road bike. I think i may post this on a forum, just to see the response as Brompton currently only make 16″ folding commuters bikes!….